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Prospect Profile:
Pops Mensah-Bonsu

Full Name: Nana Papa Yaw Mensah-Bonsu
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m) / 240 (108.9 kg)
Birthdate: September 7, 1983 (London, England)
High School: St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.)
College: George Washington
(England)
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An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Was an A-10 All Conference Second Team selection in 2004-05. Named A-10 Most Improved Player in 2003-04. Ranks fourth on George Washington’s career blocked shots list (103).

Junior (2004-05): Led team in field goal percentage (.571) and blocks (46). Averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Scored a career-high 27 points against St. Mary’s. Scored a game-high 23 point against eventual Final Four participant Michigan State. Tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against LaSalle. Blocked a career-high five shots against Maryland. Named to the A-10 All-Tournament team.

Sophomore (2003-04): Led team in blocks (30) and was among the A-10 leaders in field goal percentage (.616). Tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds against West Virginia in the BB & T Classic, and was the named to the All-Tournament team. Had 17 points and 10 rebounds against 10th ranked St. Joseph’s. Scored a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds against Rhode Island.

Freshman (2002-03): Team leader in field goal percentage (.585) and blocks (27). Had 24 points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Bucknell. Scored a team-high 16 points against Binghamton.

Strengths: Athletic and aggressive forward who finishes at the rim with authority. Excellent leaper. Led his team in blocks all three seasons at George Washington.

Personal: Son of Henry and Agnes Mensah-Bonsu. Grew up in London playing soccer and running track. Brother Kojo played at Washington State and now plays professionally in Europe. Has three other siblings: Audrey, Wiafe and Benson. Is a favorite of ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt.

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